Ashajyoti, a Canada-based ngo supports education for underprivileged kids in India
The NRIs in Canada are pitching in their bit for the development of underprivilged children in their homeland, India. A non-profit organisation, Asha Jyoti Community Welfare Society of Canada organized the Holi festival and Prize distribution ceremony at the Royal Banquet Hall in Brampton, in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) recently. Asha Jyoti was formed 23 years ago with the objective of supporting underprivileged children in India to gain education from grade six to grade twelve. Asha Jyoti is also actively involved in advocating for rights for these children.
In 1991, a group of friends, got together to discuss one burning question in their mind “what can we do to help our mother India? The idea to establish an educational scholarship was put forth. This crystallized into creating an organization to offer scholarships to underprivileged children irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
This event was sponsored by Avadh Law Office and Orooj Financial & Insurance. It was a fun-filled evening — full of colours, music and traditional Holi food. The organisers urged everyone to contribute their bit for the noble cause. Harjit Jaswal nominated candidate of Conservative Party for Bramelea-Gore-Malton riding, Sudha Verma, Zone Chair of Lions Club International and Anup Srivastava, Barrister and Solicitor and social worker were among others who attended this function.
While inaugurating this function Naresh Handa, President Asha Jyoti highlighted the aims and objectives of the organisation. He also informed that since its inception, Ashajyoti has supported around 2700 underprivileged kids to gain education.
On this occasion Anup Srivastava, Barrister and Solicitor and Eminent social worker actively working for peace and child rights since 1983 stressed upon the youth to shun their self-centered outlook and contribute for their motherland.
In the end Deepak Mehra, Secretary thanked all the sponsors and supporters for making this event success. He also thanked Ashok Baghwala a prominent and well-known social worker and event chair for his whole hearted work to organize this event along with his team a great success. Deepak Mehra also thanks Rogers TV, local media, Radio and ATN for giving media coverage and their support.